We were happy to cooperate with the Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg (DHBW) and its Faculty for Social Management to implement SIMigration, a simulation game concerning European legislation on migration and asylum. The game was embedded in a two-day workshop that not only focused on the European Level of Legislation but also on what this means on a personal, local and national level for migrants and host communities.
Participants of the simulation were students in their last year of study of social management, who already are working in social institutions as part of their education. They have received the simulation game very well, enjoying the discussions on border security, legal vs. illegal immigration, human rights as well as improving the situation in the countries of origin as a way of working against the causes of migration. Further, they have had the chance to get answers about their general questions on migration and discuss the learning effects on their daily (work)life.